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“But we kept on saying, ‘it’ll be next year, it’ll be next year’ - we were happy as we were.” Finally, after four children, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, the pair decided to take getting married seriously.Colin said: “Just before last Christmas I lost my brother Harold and shortly before that I lost my eldest brother too.Now over four decades later they have celebrated their wedding with over 100 friends and relatives in the same Middleton Social Club in Leeds, West Yorks.Sally said their relationship ‘snowballed’ - although they only got engaged last year.“It’s the little things - if she falls asleep, I wake her up when it’s time to go to bed. “We’ve had little fall outs over the years, just like everyone, but we have the same views and we always agree on everything.Colin, a retired lorry driver, recalled: “Sally used to serve me every weekend when I’d go in after work. Eventually, I asked her out .” Read more: Family pay £20k for dead bride to marry their son in 'ghost wedding' The couple had been married before and Sally had four children - the youngest just four-years-old - when the pair decided to move in together.Colin said: “Marriage never entered my head at that point.He said: “If you work at a relationship you can keep it going.
A couple in their 80s have got married ...after dating for 44 years.Colin Dunn, 84, and bride Sally Smith, 82, first met in 1972 when she worked behind the bar of the social club that he visited every weekend after work.“We were going through a bit of trouble and we started thinking what if this happened to one of us? “We had a beautiful cake at the reception but the highlight for me was actually getting married.” Colin added: “It was beautiful. There were lots of people there to help us celebrate.“We decided we wanted to be man and wife.” The pair, from Leeds, finally tied the knot at St Mary’s Church in Middleton, Leeds, and went back to the place where they first met for a meal after the ceremony. Everything went like clockwork.” Colin said he loved Sally now just as much as he did when they first met.We were always so busy looking after the children or going on holiday to Blackpool.
“All of a sudden the children were growing up and leaving home and it was just me and Sally, so we thought it was finally time to become man and wife.